The 2013 Hyundai Elantra will be offered in two trimlines when it hits dealerships around the US later this month, the entry level GS and the sportier SE.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe GS comes with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and while Hyundai’s press release announcing the pricing of the Coupe doesn’t mention power output – it does claim that the Elantra Coupe will offer at least 40 miles per gallon when fitted with the manual transmission. Based on the power output of the 2013 Elantra sedan which features the same 1.8L engine, we can expect ratings to be around 148 horsepower/ 131lb-ft of torque and thanks to the lighter structure of the Elantra Coupe, perhaps the 2-door model will exceed the 40 miles per gallon fuel economy ratings forecasted for the new model. Surprisingly, the release does not mention that the Elantra Coupe SE (with the same 1.8L engine and transmission options) will top the 40mpg mark so perhaps the added weight and extra goodies will raise the weight enough to impact the fuel economy figures negatively.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe GS with the manual transmission costs $17,445 plus the $775 destination fee for a total price of $18,220. For this price, buyers get the aforementioned drivetrain that yields better than 40mpg along with standard four-wheel disc brakes, air conditioning, heated front seats, steering wheel mounted audio controls, illuminated vanity mirrors, cruise control, a Bluetooth hands free system, an external temperature gauge, fog lights, power locks, power heated mirrors, a remote keyless entry with a passive alarm, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback and 16-inch alloy wheels. Hyundai points out that none of these standard features are offered on the Honda Civic DX and some items – like the standard 6 speed manual transmission, the optional 6 speed automatic transmission and the standard four wheel disc brakes – are not available at all on the Civic Coupe.
Those who want the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe GS with the 6-speed automatic transmission and the Korean automakers Shiftronic transmission featuring Active Eco system will pay an additional $1,000 for a starting price of $19,220.
Those who want more luxury and performance out of their new Korean compact coupe can opt for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe ES (shown above on the right). This package has a starting price of $20,520, which includes all of the features from the Elantra Coupe GS and tacks on 17” alloy wheels, a sport tuned suspension system, a power sunroof, leather seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a leather wrapped shift knob, one touch driver’s side window controls, aluminum pedals, turn signals integrated into the exterior side mirrors, a unique grille and a rear spoiler.
The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe ES fitted with the 6 speed automatic Shiftronic transmission with the Active Eco system will pay $1,000 more for a final price of $21,520. Those who opt for the automatic transmission can also add on the SE A/T Technology Package which, for $2,350, adds a navigation system with a 7” screen, a rearview camera system, a 360-watt premium audio with digital external amplifier, automatic headlamps, dual automatic temperature control and proximity key entry with push button start. All in all, the fully loaded 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe ES with the 6-speed automatic transmission and the Technology Package carries a price of $23,870.